Swallow School Receives National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Secretary of Education
U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that Swallow School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School in the Closing the Gaps category. Swallow School is one of 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor, and one of only 8 public schools nominated by State Superintendent Tony Evers. This marks the first time in the award’s 34 year existence that any Arrowhead area school has earned this accolade.
Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may earn this status as Exemplary High Performing—among the top schools in a state—or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing—schools making the fastest progress in the their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
The U.S. Department of Education will honor the award-winning schools at a recognition ceremony November 7-8 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE
Budget Hearing and Annual Meeting
The Budget Hearing will be held on August 24, 2016, commencing at 6:00pm. The Annual Meeting will follow immediately thereafter at 6:30pm. Information relating to the the Budget Hearing can be found here. Information relating to the Annual Meeting can be found here.
Curriculum Nights are fast approaching. Please refer to chart above for the date and time for your child's curriculum night.
Swallow School Registration- School Pictures
School Pictures will be taken at Registration. Here is the School Picture Order Form should you wish to order photos and/or a school yearbook.
District Receives Annual Survey Results
The Swallow School District annually administers overall satisfaction surveys to students in grades 3-8, all parents, and all staff. At their monthly work session on July 22, the school board received results from this Spring’s administration of the surveys from Bill Foster of School Perceptions, the survey administration company. Overall satisfaction and most ratings on survey questions as rated by all three groups improved as compared to the 2015 survey data. Copies of the full reports are available here:
Student Data Parent Data Staff Data
School Perceptions also organized comments from parent and staff respondents into themes and selected representative comments for review. Those can be accessed here:
Parent Comment Themes Staff Comment Themes
Thank you to all who participated in these surveys and provided useful feedback to help the district take note of points of celebration and things valued by the community, as well as areas to guide next steps to better meet the needs of students, parents, and staff. The school board and administration will be reviewing this feedback and using it to assist with long range and strategic planning for the district in the coming months.
Swallow School Registration
Student Registration Packets will be mailed out August 1st. Student registration dates are August 11th from 7am to 11am and August 16th from 2pm to 6pm. Parent Information Night and Tailgate will be on August 29, 2016. More details to come! Thursday September 1, 2016 we welcome all students for the first day of the new school year!
Swallow School Summer Hours
This summer the school district office will be open from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., or by appointment, on weekdays. The office will be closed on Monday, July 4 and Wednesday-Friday July 27-29. We will be keeping in touch with you via Facebook, updates to the website, and in mid-July and mid-August with summer editions of the Thursday Folder. Please call 262-367-2000 x124 with any questions over the summer.
Best wishes for a safe and wonderful summer break!
Swallow Eighth Graduation Ceremony
Swallow's Eighth Grade graduation ceremony will be June 9, 2016!
Swallow Eighth Graders Visit Washington, D.C.
Students of Swallow's eighth grade class along with parents and staff are visiting Washington, D.C. Check out the group's blog to learn more and see pictures from their activities throughout the trip!
4K and Kindergarten Enrollment
Swallow School will be offering 4K in partnership with Wee Know School for the 2016-2017 school year. If you have a child who will be joining Swallow for 4K or Kindergarten, please contact Sue Martin(262-367-2000 x 124) to obtain the enrollment forms.
Participate in the SEF's Run Your Socks Off Event May 21!
The Swallow Education Foundation is hosting its first ever 5K run and 1/2 mile Fun Run on Saturday, May 21 at 9am. This family-friendly race offers something for everyone--competitive runners, casual joggers, walkers, and strollers are all welcome! For more information and to register please click here. Thanks for supporting our school district!
Spring into Literacy, Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Join us for Literacy Night Tuesday evening at Swallow School from 6:00pm to 7:30pm celebrating all things literacy at Swallow! Enjoy student open mic presentations, raffle drawings, interactive literacy stations and parent resource treat bags! All community members are invited to experience our Swallow Showcase. Come see what your community school has to offer!
No School at Swallow Friday, April 22, 2016
Posted 4-21-16 at 4:15pm
Swallow School will be closed tomorrow, Friday, April 22, 2016, due to a leak in the school’s main water line. There will be no classes, field trips, or after school activities. An email with more information has also been sent to currently attending Swallow families. Please contact Melissa Thompson, Superintendent, for more information at Thompson@swallowschool.org or 262-367-2000 x108.
Swallow Announces Community Conversations Series
The Swallow School District is pleased to announce that it will be holding a Community Conversations series during the month of April. All school district residents and currently attending open enrollment families are invited to join the school board and administration to provide feedback in three focus areas: Curriculum & Programming, Services, and Building & Grounds. Within each area the district is soliciting specific feedback about: Why do you love Swallow? Where do you want to see Swallow 3-5 years from now & why? How could and would you support this vision for the future? What didn’t we ask that is important to you regarding this area of focus?
This year’s Community Conversations series builds upon the district’s work over the past five years to continuously improve curriculum and programming, services to the school community, and ensure the building and grounds are well-maintained and support these functions adequately. The schedule for Community Conversations is as follows--please RSVP for the one that best fits your schedule.
For more information please contact Melissa Thompson, Superintendent at 262-367-2000 x108 or firstname.lastname@example.org.